funk // soul // rhythmandblues // jazz // bugalu
The Art of the 45 is to be found in the sound from the groove as the the needle is applied. Francis Murphy will exploring his record collection and playing a selection each week on The Funky Cuts. This with a look at the shelves rather than his club play out boxes. Funk, soul and sixties styled R&B will still feature with ska, Latin, disco and smooth grooves from the eighties with a sideways swing into electro and other dance beats. Francis Murphy DJs at Ad Lib, 111 Hope Street on the first Saturday of the month and Runs Mojo Workin' in the basemeent of The Rum Shack, Pollokshaws Road every third Saturday of the month. You can also catch him at Southside Soul on the last Saturday of every OTHER month at Pollok ES Social Club.
13:00 - 14:00
14/06/2016 // Unissued on a seven inch
There are a number of reasons why recordings remain unissued and sitting in a tape box on a shelf. Producers aim for three songs to be laid down in a session with a vie to releasing two of them and maybe the third to kept for the follow up. If the released 45 fails to sell in sufficient numbers why bother releasing a follow up. If it sells big time the hit and its makers may be snatched up by a major label who would want to record a follow up in their studios.
Other reasons will be explored in today's Funk Cuts when we sift through CD compilations of Soul and R&B for recordings which did not make it to a 45.